Alabama carries out its first execution since 2013.

FOX's Carmen Roberts has the story:

Just minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request to stay the execution, Alabama started prepping 43-year-old Christopher Eugene Brooks to die.

More than two decades after he was convicted and sentenced to death for the rape and murder of 23-year-old Jo Deann Campbell, a shortage of execution drugs and litigation over a new drugs delayed his execution until last night.

Before dying Brooks said he hoped his death would "bring closure to everybody."

The victim's mother says it did not. It did though, she says, end 23 years of stressful appeals.

Carmen Roberts, FOX News.